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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

American Fidelity Recognized by Partnership Recognition Program

Degree at Work Program Receives $1,000 Grant          

(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) – American Fidelity Assurance Company, one of the largest private, family-owned life and health insurance companies in the United States, recently received a $1,000 grant in recognition of the Company’s Degree at Work program. American Fidelity was recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education through the Partnership Recognition Program for their outstanding partnership with Oklahoma City Community College.

The Partnership Recognition Program is designed to highlight successful partnerships aimed at cultivating a higher learning environment in the work place. The grant consists of $500 from OCCC and a matching $500 from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Recognizing the need for continuing education in the workplace, American Fidelity partners with OCCC to provide the Degree at Work program for their Colleagues who wish to obtain a two-year degree from the convenient setting of their workplace.

“The Degree at Work program is out of this world! Everything about the program is accommodating for AFA Colleagues to be successful,” said AFA Colleague Amy Kay, an online enrollment tech specialist currently participating in the program.

To participate, Colleagues must be employed by American Fidelity for two years. The Company pays for all costs of math and English courses, including fees and textbooks. Tuition reimbursement is provided for all other subject area courses. There are currently 65 students enrolled in the program.

In addition to the Degree at Work program, AFA offers an online career development program where Colleagues have access to job skill building resources including resume and interviewing tips. An on-site Career Development Specialist is also available to assist Colleagues in furthering their careers. A mentoring program and leadership and management certifications for Colleagues interested in growing their careers are also available.  

AFA customer service representative Amanda Robinson said, “I am truly blessed to work for a company that has made it so convenient for their employees to go back to school.”

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